Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, is clearly a very creative woman. She’s an artist, a musician, and a filmmaker. Although I’m not totally convinced about the last one. See what I think happened at the creative meeting for Genesis went something like this: Grimes needed a new video made, but she didn’t have enough time to do it herself; she wanted to star in it with all of her arty friends, but couldn’t work out the direction it should take. So the latest sought after slow-mo-hazy director got hired by the band’s creative department, and they locked him in a room for a week. That room was painted in colours that normal eyes can’t even see. He received intermittent pleasant/interrogatory visits from a two headed nightmare resembling Lady Gaga and Bjork. Grimes’ Vision played backwards at double-speed 24/7. He emerged, with most of his cognitive function eroded. His core beliefs of having everything looking sumptuous and arty persisted, but he also demanded a snake-scarf, a hat with ‘PUSSY’ written on the front, several medieval weapons, knee-length pink and black braided hair, an effeminate sailor outfit, flares, the woods, the city and the sea. The result is below. It makes no sense, either in context or out, but it’s oddly compelling regardless.
By Alex Throssell
Dance Yrself Clean